Aauron listened with earnest to the woman's words, though his eyes stay focused on something ahead unseen.He heard and understood this human, though his mind also seemed to be working on something else as he even tried to picture the trail of events the human had gone through.The alpha paused in his stride a moment as she finished her tale with how she lived in a village out in much the same manner the Pack did more or less and looked down to her,"So there are wise humans...I mean no disrespect to your clan, but after the humans became enamoured with this...'Technology', and their advanced living ways, it has appeared that there was no hope for your kind.I am not trying to say that my pack has a better way of living or is above the human race, for we all have our flaws, though I had lost hope for quite some time.I am glad to see that I have been prooved wrong.For while the blood of a select few still boils in hatred, the human race are still our brothers."The white pelted male continued on, walking past the pups who paraded around his long, powerful legs, peeking around from behind him to steal a glance of the human girl.To them, she was a strange creature of many mysteries.She had no soft pelt, nor tail, her ears rested on the side of her head rather than atop to better catch the sounds of the forest.Also, her eyes, they were strange, like shallow pools that might fade to nothing more than a mirrage if one were to look away for more than a moment.She also bore no claws or a snout or fangs with which to protect herself.The human was indeed a queer sight for the younglings.There was nothing they'd ever seen that could compare.
Aauron looked down at the children with a tender twinkle in his honey irises before gently kneeling down to be at a level closer to their own.They lined up before him, four pups to be exact, each of various age and height."She is a human, pups.Do not be frightened.This human is a gentle soul, like your mothers,"he spoke in his native tongue of hand gestures and a language the humans had named 'Wolf Speech'.It was a dificult language to learn if one did not already know the hand gestures made during conversation, thus why it had never been passed on to the humans.At his gentle words, the cubs wagged their little tails and slowly inched closer to the human, their little noses twitching as they sniffed at her new scent.Aauron stood with a wolfy smile as he watched the group explore the human girl, tugging on her hands to inspect them as well as her hair and strange clothes."My apologies, these pups have never seen a human before.They do not know english yet though, so they were afraid to come too close,"the alpha explained as he turned his head to watch Rakhil return through the village entrance, still seeming aggitated, though not as much as before.Though hard-headed and slow to choose the wisest path, he was a good male, and an excellent beta.The male then turned his attention back to the pups and spoke for them to leave in Wolf Speech before returning his attention to the female once more,"The one who brought you, his name is Rakhil.He is a good wolf.Doesn't always think things through, but still a great asset to the Pack.He means no harm.I am the chief alpha of the Pack, my name is Aauron son of Tarleid.I will give you sanctuary here in my pack as long as you wish, though you are free to leave.I do suggest you stay here though.A gathering of the packs will be held in a few days and will continue on for a month.Some of the other alphas do not feel as peacable towards your kind as I do, so it would be easier to secure your safety if you stayed in the village until the end of the gathering."
Aauron didn't want to keep the girl here against her will, but he also didn't want one of the other packs to become alerted to her and attack, lest there be another war from such an action.Though he was the grand alpha of the Pack, there were still a few radicals who dared to go against his rule, and those few were strongly protected by their pack alphas as good comrads.Aauron couldn't disagree with their mindset, if someone tried to have Rakhil exiled for a crime worthy of such a punishment, then he too would protect his beta with every ounce of strength in his bones.After all, the coal pelt male was nothing if not loyal to his alpha, even through his challenge of Aauron's authority."If you are not uncomfortable with it, would you tell me your name, human?I do not wish to call you your race name while you are here, just as I do not wish for you to call me 'Wolf',"the male spoke with earnest eyes as he stared at the girl with both intensity and a calming genteel.Aauron was not as harsh as most of the Pack's alphas, not when it would only lead to more bloodshed and hostility between races.He wanted there to be peace once more, not this precarious balance of which side woud break the treaty first.